Day 1: Deepening Charity for the Life of the World

One hundred leaders of the Sisters of Charity Federation of North America are gathered in Emmitsburg, MD for their Annual Meeting. They represent two provinces of the Daughters of Charity and eleven congregations of Sisters of Charity in the United States and Canada. Sister Teresa Kotturan, Sister of Charity of

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Vincentian Family Participation in 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in S. Korea

Education for Global Citizenship – Achieving Sustainable Development Goals Together Written by Sister Teresa Kotturan, Representative to the United Nations for the Sisters of Charity Federation The 66th DPI/NGO Conference, held May 30-June 1, is the first in United Nations history to be held in Asia. This is organized in

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World Leaders Only Have One Choice: Humanity

Around the world over 100 million people are facing floods, droughts, rising sea levels, earthquakes, violence and wars every day. People are left with impossible choices. We have a moral and shared responsibility to act. There is need for a heightened sense of urgency and resolve. The upcoming World Humanitarian

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World Leaders Invited to Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony

“The climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all. At the global level, it is a complex system linked to many of the essential conditions for human life. A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system

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Women’s Empowerment and its Link to Sustainable Development

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 60) began today, March 14, and concludes March 24, 2016. Commitment to the advancement of women at the United Nations began with the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945. The Preamble declared faith “in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and

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UN Social Development Commission Addresses Global Poverty

The United Nations’ 54th Session of the Commission on Social Development (CSocD54) met February 3-12 in New York to consider how nations could work together in “Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World.” The commission approved three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council, and

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The Stand Against Climate Change

The Stand Against Climate Change

The road to Paris has been a long one, faced with global and local difficulties. The 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, also known as COP21, aims to create a universal and applicable legal and non-legal instrument with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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UN Adopts Sustainable Development Goals

World leaders at the United Nations officially adopted the 17 sustainable development goals at their September 25 meeting, which will seek to address climate change, education, hunger, gender inequality and poverty on a global level. The goals in the document, Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, can

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